Jack, a man of color v. Absalom Link
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County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
ss:

It is hereby ordered that JackJack a man
of color be permitted to sue as a poor person in order to
establish his right to freedom set forth in the foregoing
petition; & JJ Spalding .SpaldingJ Spalding is assigned as his counsel

It is also further ordered that said JackJack have reasonable
liberty to attend his counsel and the court, as
occasion may require that he be not removed out
of the jurisdiction of the St.Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court , &
that he be not subject to any severity on account
of his said application for freedom

July term 1837

LLawless
Judge